New York News

WAMC New York News
12:43 pm
Fri April 16, 2004

School Budgets Without A State Budget

Albany, NY – School budgets will go before the voters across New York State in just over one month from now, but without a state budget
agreement in Albany, school boards and districts face a challenge trying to put together a spending plan. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:52 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Researchers Work to Develop Sweeter Maple Sap

Plattsburgh, NY – The sweetness of a maple tree's sap determines how much will be needed to make a gallon of maple syrup. Researchers in Vermont and New York are trying to find ways to predict or propagate the sweetest of maple trees. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
10:39 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Some NY Counties Do Not Meet Smog Standards

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency has come out with a list of areas across the nation that fail to meet smog standards. In New York, counties across the state do not meet the agency's mark, including three in the Hudson Valley. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
12:31 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

HUD Cuts Could Mean Thousands Lose Their Home

Boston, MA – Hundreds of families across Massachusetts - and tens of thousands across the country - could be homeless as early as June 1. That's if the Department of Housing and Urban Development stands by a projected budget cut. The sudden announcement has thrown housing advocates and politicians scrambling, trying to reverse HUD's decision. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
11:34 am
Wed April 14, 2004

Towns Want to Create New County

North Elba, NY – Several Adirondack communities want to form a new county. Officials supporting the move say the way Essex County distributes taxes isn't fair and is detrimental to community development opportunities. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New York News
11:00 am
Wed April 14, 2004

Senator Clinton Writes in Support of Mahmood

Hudson, NY – New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is the latest elected official to request that a Pakastani immigrant who was living in Hudson, New York, remain in the United States. Ansar Mahmood has been in a federal detention facility for more than two years, and faces deportation. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
4:08 pm
Tue April 13, 2004

Schumer Calls For Rail Protection

Albany, NY – New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D) is calling for the federal government to place more funding and attention on
railroad security after the Madrid train bombings last month. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
3:17 pm
Tue April 13, 2004

Peace Activists Say Bush Won't Deliver

Kingston, NY – President Bush will hold a press conference this evening, the third of his presidency to be televised in prime-time. The press conference will be the grounds for two issues: one, what the president knew ahead of the September Eleventh attacks; and, two, his response to the number of casualties in Iraq. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has some pre-speech reaction from some who hold out little hope he will say what they want to hear.

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WAMC New York News
9:58 am
Tue April 13, 2004

Controversial School for Troubled Teens to Close

Stockbridge, MA – A controversial school for troubled students in Berkshire County will reportedly close this summer. The news comes after a strong of state investigations into the DeSisto school over health and safety concerns. Despite some of the school's tangles with the state, many parents remain strong supporters of the school. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
4:36 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

State's Longest-Serving Republican Won't Run Again

Dalton, MA – Massachusetts' longest serving Republican in the House of Representatives announced Friday he won't seek another term. Representative Shaun Kelly was first elected to the House in 1990. He tells WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson that it was a difficult decision not to seek re-election, but that he never intended to make a career of politics.

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